HC Deb 16 July 1931 vol 255 cc778-81

May I ask the Prime Minister if he will tell us the Business for next week?


On Monday, Supply, 15th Allotted Day.

Tuesday; Unemployment Insurance (No. 3) Bill, further stages; Consumers' Council, Money Resolution, Committee.

Wednesday; Supply, 16th Allotted Day; Consumers' Council, Money Resolution, Report.

Thursday; Supply, 17th Allotted Day.

The Business for Friday will be announced later.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

Is it not possible for Members to know what Votes are going to be put down? Cannot the Opposition make up its mind what Votes it wants to discuss so that we may know?


On Monday it will be the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, but I understand it is the desire of hon. Members opposite to treat this as formal, and to put down a Motion on the subject of agriculture in order to provide a wider scope for debate than would be possible in Committee of Supply.


When is it intended to take the Lords Amendments to the Small Landholders and Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Bill?


These are all under consideration. We shall make an announcement when the dates are fixed.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

A number of us have to attend Committees, and we try to get days to suit the convenience of the House. Is it really impossible to know what Votes will be put down on Wednesday?


This is the first notice we have had that there are to be three Supply days next week. The only Supply day we knew of was Monday, and we have stated the subject. May I ask the Prime Minister whether he can state the date when the House will resume in October, or whether he would like a question put down on late later day?


I shall make a statement to the House at the very earliest moment in relation to that, but a little depends on how far we progress with business before we adjourn. I will

tell the right hon. Gentleman when I am in a position to announce the precise date.

Motion made, and Question put, That this day, notwithstanding anything in Standing Order No. 15, Business other than the Business of Supply may be taken before Eleven of the clock, and that the Proceedings on the Housing (Rural Authorities) Bill and the British Sugar Industry (Assistance) Bill be exempted, at this day's Sitting, from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of the House)."—[The Prime Minister.]

The House divided: Ayes, 234; Noes, 127.

Division No. 434.] AYES. [3.50 p.m.
Adamson, Rt. Hon. W. (Fife, West) Gillett, George M. MacDonald, Malcolm (Bassetlaw)
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock) Gossling, A. G. McElwee, A.
Aitchison, Rt. Hon. Craigie M. Gould, F. McEntee, V. L.
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (Hillsbro') Graham, Rt. Hon. Wm. (Edin., Cent.) MacLaren, Andrew
Ammon, Charles George Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A. (Colne) Maclean, Sir Donald (Cornwall, N.)
Angell, Sir Norman Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan) MacNeill-Weir, L.
Arnott, John Groves, Thomas E. Malone, C. L' Estrange (N'thampton)
Attlee, Clement Richard Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Manning, E. L.
Ayles, Walter Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel) Mansfield, W.
Baker, John (Wolverhampton, Bilston) Hamilton, Mary Agnes (Blackburn) March, S.
Barnes, Alfred John Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Zetland) Marcus, M.
Barr, James Hardie, David (Rutherglen) Markham, S. F.
Batey, Joseph Hardie, G. D. (Springburn) Marley, J.
Bonn, Rt. Hon. Wedgwood Harris, Percy A. Marshall, Fred
Bennett, Sir E. N. (Cardiff, Central) Hastings, Dr. Somerville Mathers, George
Bennett, William (Battersea, South) Haycock, A. W. Matters, L. W.
Benson, G. Henderson, Arthur, Junr. (Cardiff, S.) Messer, Fred
Bondfield, Rt. Hon. Margaret Henderson, Joseph (Ardwick) Middleton, G.
Bowen, J. W. Henderson, Thomas (Glasgow) Mills, J. E.
Broad, Francis Alfred Henderson, W. W. (Middx., Enfield) Milner, Major J.
Brockway, A. Fenner Herriotts, J. Montague, Frederick
Brooke, W. Hirst, W. (Bradford, South) Morgan, Dr. H. B.
Brothers, M. Hoffman, P. C. Morley, Ralph
Brown, W. J. (Wolverhampton, West) Hopkin, Daniel Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H. (Denbigh)
Burgess, F. G. Horrabin, J. F. Morrison, Rt. Hon. H. (Hackney, S.)
Buxton, C. R. (Yorks, W. R. Elland) Hudson, James H. (Huddersfield) Morrison, Robert C. (Tottenham, N.)
Cameron, A. G. Isaacs, George Mort, D. L.
Cape, Thomas John, William (Rhondda, West) Muff, G.
Carter, W. (St. Pancras, S. W.) Jones, Llewellyn-, F. Murnin, Hugh
Charleton, H. C. Jones, Rt. Hon. Leif (Camborne) Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter)
Chater, Daniel Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Noel-Buxton, Baroness (Norfolk, N.)
Clarke, J. S. Jowett, Rt. Hon. F. W. Oliver, P. M. (Man., Blackley)
Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R. Kedward, R. M. (Kent, Ashford) Owen, Major G. (Carnarvon)
Compton, Joseph Kelly, W. T. Pailn, John Henry
Cove, William G. Kennedy, Rt. Hon. Thomas Paling, Wilfrid
Cripps, Sir Stafford Kenworthy, Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph M Perry, S. F.
Daggar, George Kinley, J. Pethick-Lawrence, F. W.
Dalton, Hugh Kirkwood, D. Phillips, Dr. Marlon
Davies, D. L. (Pontypridd) Lambert, Rt. Hon. George (S. Molton) Picton-Turbervill, Edith
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton) Lang, Gordon Pole, Major D. G.
Day, Harry Lansbury, Rt. Hon. George Potts, John S.
Denman, Hon. R. D. Lathan, G. (Sheffield, Park) Price, M. P.
Dudgeon, Major C. R. Lawrence, Susan Pybus, Percy John
Dukes, C. Lawrle, Hugh Hartley (Stalybridge) Quibell, D. J. K.
Duncan, Charles Lawson, John James Ramsay, T. B. Wilson
Ede, James Chuter Lawther, W. (Barnard Castle) Raynes, W. R.
Edmunds, J. E. Leach, W. Richards, R.
Edwards, E. (Morpeth) Lee, Frank (Derby, N. E.) Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)
Egan, W. H. Lee, Jennie (Lanark, Northern) Riley, Ben (Dewsbury)
Elmley, Viscount Lees, J. Riley, F. F. (Stockton-on-Tees)
England, Colonel A. Lewis, T. (Southampton) Ritson, J.
Evans, Capt. Ernest (Welsh Univer.) Lloyd, C. Ellis Romeril, H. G.
Evans, Major Herbert (Gateshead) Logan, David Gilbert Rosbotham, D. S. T.
Foot, Isaac Longbottom, A. W. Rothschild, J. de
Freeman, Peter Longden, F. Rowson, Guy
Gardner, B. W. (West Ham, Upton) Lovat-Fraser, J. A. Russell, Richard John (Eddisbury)
Gardner, J. P. (Hammersmith, N.) Lunn, William Samuel, Rt. Hon. Sir H. (Darwen)
Gibson, H. M. (Lancs, Mossley) Macdonald, Gordon (Ince) Samuel, H. Walter (Swansea, West)
Gill, T. H. MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Seaham) Sanders, W. S.
Sandham, E. Smith, Rennie (Penistone) Watkins, F. C.
Sawyer, G. F. Smith, Tom (Pontefract) Wellock, Wilfred
Scott, James Smith, W. R. (Norwich) Welsh, James (Paisley)
Scurr, John Snowden, Rt. Hon. Philip Welsh, James C. (Coatbridge)
Shakespeare, Geoffrey H. Snowden, Thomas (Accrington) West, F. R.
Shaw, Rt. Hon. Thomas (Preston) Stamford, Thomas W. Westwood, Joseph
Shepherd, Arthur Lewis Strauss, G. R. White, H. G.
Sherwood, G. H. Sutton, J. E. Whiteley, Wilfrid (Birm., Ladywood)
Shield, George William Thomas, Rt. Hon. J. H. (Derby) Williams, David (Swansea, East)
Shiels, Dr. Drummond Thorne, W. (West Ham, Plaistow) Williams, E. J. (Ogmore)
Shillaker, J. F. Thurtle, Ernest Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Shinwell, E. Tillett, Ben Wilson, J. (Oldham)
Short, Alfred (Wednesbury) Tinker, John Joseph Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Simmons, C. J. Toole, Joseph Winterton, G. E. (Leicester, Loughb'gh)
Simon. E. D. (Manch'ter, Withington) Tout, W. J. Wise, E. F.
Sinclair, Sir A. (Caithness) Trevelyan, Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Wood, Major McKenzie (Banff)
Sinkinson, George Vaughan, David Young, R. S. (Islington, North)
Smith, Ben (Berrnondsey, Rotherhithe) Viant, S. P.
Smith, Frank (Nuneaton) Walker, J. TELLERS FOR TOE AYES.
Smith, Lees-, Rt. Hon. H. B. (Keighley) Wallace, H. W. Mr. Charles Edwards and Mr. William Whiteley.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Dawson, Sir Philip Muirhead, A. J.
Alnsworth, Lieut.-Col. Charles Despencer-Robertson, Major J. A. F. Newton, Sir D. G. C. (Cambridge)
Albery, Irving James Dugdale, Capt. T. L. Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hn. W. G. (Ptrsf'ld)
Allen, Sir J. Sandeman (Liverp'l., W.) Edmondson, Major A. J. O'Neill, Sir H.
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S. Erskine, Lord (Somerset, Weston-s-M.) Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. William
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W. Everard, W. Lindsay Peake, Capt. Osbert
Astor, Maj. Hn. John J. (Kent, Dover) Ferguson, Sir John Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings)
Atholl, Duchess of Fielden, E. B. Peto, Sir Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple)
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley (Bewdley) Fison, F. G. Clavering Pownall, Sir Assheton
Balfour, Captain H. H. (I. of Thanet) Forestier-Walker, Sir L. Rawson, Sir Cooper
Beamish, Rear-Admiral T. P. H. Frece, Sir Walter de Reid, David D. (County Down)
Beaumont, M. W. Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John Remer, John R.
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon Graham, Fergus (Cumberland, N.) Reynolds, Col. Sir James
Bourne, Captain Robert Croft. Gretton, Colonel Rt. Hon. John Roes, Ronald D.
Bowyer, Captain Sir George E. W Hacking, Rt. Hon. Douglas H. Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Boyce, Leslie Hall, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich) Salmon, Major I.
Brass, Captain Sir William Hamilton, Sir George (Ilford) Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Briscoe, Richard George Hanbury, C. Sandeman, Sir N. Stewart
Broadbent, Colonel J. Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Skelton, A. N.
Brown, Ernest (Leith) Hartington, Marquess of Smith, Louis W. (Sheffield, Hallam)
Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T. Harvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes) Smithers, Waldron
Burton, Colonel H. W. Herbert, Sir Dennis (Hertford) Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Butler, R. A. Hills, Major Rt. Hon. John Waller Somerville, D. G. (Willesden, East)
Cadogan, Major Hon. Edward Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G. Southby, Commander A. R. J.
Campbell, E. T. Howard-Bury, Colonel C. K. Stanley, Lord (Fylde)
Cautley, Sir Henry S. Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.) Steel-Maitland, Rt. Hon. Sir Arthur
Cazalet, Captain Victor A. Hurd, Percy A. Taylor, Vice-Admiral E. A.
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. Sir J. A. (Birm., W.) Inskip, Sir Thomas Thomas, Major L. B. (King's Norton)
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Edgbaston) Iveagh, Countess of Thomson, Mitchell-, Rt. Hon. Sir W.
Chapman, Sir S. Lamb, Sir J. Q. Titchfield, Major the Marquess of
Christle, J. A. Latham, H. P. (Scarboro' & Whitby) Train, J.
Cockerill, Brig.-General Sir George Law, Sir Alfred (Derby, High Peak) Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Colman, N. C. D. Leighton, Major B. E. P. Vaughan-Morgan, Sir Kenyon
Colville, Major D. J. Llewellin, Major J. J. Ward, Lieut.-Col. Sir A. Lambert
Conway, Sir W. Martin Locker-Lampson, Rt. Hon. Godfrey Warrender, Sir Victor
Cooper, A. Duff Macquisten, F. A. Williams, Charles (Devon, Torquay)
Courthope, Colonel Sir G. L. Maitland, A. (Kent, Faversham) Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Cranborne, Viscount Makins, Brigadier-General E. Womersley, W. J.
Croft, Brigadier-General Sir H. Margesson, Captain H. D. Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir Kingsley
Culverwell, C. T. (Bristol, West) Marjoribanks, Edward
Cunliffe-Lister, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Mason, Colonel Glyn K. TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Dalkeith, Earl of Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham) Major Sir George Hennessy and Sir
Davies, Maj. Geo. F. (Somerset, Yeovil) Monsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. Sir B. Frederick Thomson.
Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Moore, Sir Newton J. (Richmond)

Resolution agreed to.